Managing cloud costs and making the most from cloud services is a full-time job, but thanks to the FinOps Foundation, you don't have to go it on your own.
Amazon has mastered the art and science of automating software deployments, to the point where they don't have to be actively watched -- here's how it's done.
Customer experience (CX) matters to everything, in software and infrastructure, too -- no matter who the "customer" is. New research from Forrester examines the CX of enterprise technology.
Most Docker servers are usually infected with cryptocurrency-mining malware.
Benchmarking experts take on the difficult problem of measuring Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud performance.
Using the RBA's API gateway, government agencies can improve their own payment functions.
MLflow, Databricks' Open Source MLOps framework, is leaving the nest. Meanwhile, Delta Engine puts some new spring into Spark SQL's step.
According to Salesforce, Anywhere incorporates lessons from the Quip app to reinvent collaboration within Salesforce.
The open-source wants to expand DevOps to cover cloud and containers with its newest program.
Data centers have supported the digital economy throughout the coronavirus pandemic, but their job doesn't end with the crisis.
The DTA has published an approach to market as part of the public service-wide program to modernise digital records management.
Customers can use the service to build apps that leverage an AWS-built database, such as a simple task-tracking application or a more complex project management app.
Even the most advanced clouds can still use a little shell command goodness.
Java is important to Microsoft in developing many of its own products and services, as well as to its customers. That's why it's bringing OpenJDK to Windows 10 on Arm.
Red Hat's improved its core Ansible product and made it easier than ever to deploy Ansible-based solutions on multiple clouds.
12 graphs which explain the tech news of the last month.
Norway's newest white-space data center has opened in a former mine. Lefdal Mine Datacenter could become the world's largest once of three of its five levels are filled.
Make your posts more engaging and encourage more clicks and comments with these image-editing and graphics tools.
Breeze through the hot summer with these IoT-enabled devices and sensors, all controlled from your smartphone.
Click by click, we'll show you how to get Microsoft's Apache Hadoop-based big bata service up and running.
Microsoft's Azure Data Lake is now generally available, but what does it do, and how does it work? Here's a tour around the service's tooling and capabilities, to help you understand it and get productive with it, quickly.
With more businesses and applications moving data to the cloud, even small outages can be devastating. By studying the worst cloud fails, we can find clues to avoiding future problems.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has shared a series of pictures from the social network's datacenter site up near the Arctic Circle in Sweden.
The most recent Summer Olympiad staked its place in history as the competition with the highest levels of digital engagement than any previous Olympic Games. We look at some of the key technology numbers behind the Rio events.
Many professionals find themselves working on both Macs and PCs. If your work requires you to jump back and forth between Windows and Mac systems, here are some apps that will make your life easier.
Survey Monkey has released its list of the most popular downloaded apps in the US on iOS and Android for the first six months of 2016. Pokemon Go was released in July so did not make it here.
IBM is betting that its cloudMatrix software will enable it to make a pivot from a systems integrator to a services integrator.
At about 50 miles from the Arctic Circle, the frequent -25C (-13F) winter temperatures make the question of how to keep equipment racks cool less of an issue for the Hydro 66 datacenter.
From hack attacks to the king of Macs, we learned some pretty deep truths in 2015
From Anthony Weiner-style pics to simply hitting the caps-lock key at the wrong time, these communication blunders could cost you big.
Microsoft officials say they've been taking some behind-the-scenes steps to try to head off current and future cloud capacity issues.
What was previously a laborious and resource intensive process is now sped up thanks to the processing capability of the AWS cloud.
Data centers have been preparing since January to make sure that the world would stay connected amid the coronavirus crisis.
Amazon also announced that its EC2 Inf1 instances are available on AWS SageMaker.
Together they have developed remote data monitoring technology.
The Cloud Healthcare API will allow doctors to analyse data using cloud-computing technologies.
Nebraska Medicine CIO Brian Lancaster said digital transformation projects such as telehealth on the hospital floor looked like R&D efforts at first. And then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and made it mainstream and part of the clinical workflow going forward. Read more: https://zd.net/3cvGfd9
Microsoft is continuing to make adjustments to various Microsoft 365/Office 365 services with the aim of providing continuity during the coronavirus pandemic.
As the installed base of Microsoft Teams explodes, Ed Bott demos his eight favorite productivity-enhancing tips and tricks. Read more: https://zd.net/2xaoKAs
Microsoft is sharing more guidance around capacity limits it is putting in place for its cloud resources caused by higher-than-usual demand due to COVID-19.
Chinese internet giant unveils an international version of its cloud-based conferencing app, Tencent Meeting, in more than 100 markets including Singapore, India, and Japan, offering it for free with capabilities of hosting up to 300 attendees simultaneously.
A usable small-business accounting service that's quick to configure and easy to learn, the initial release of QuickBooks Online lacks a number of features important in this market.
Microsoft's cloud-based systems management service makes life simple for SMEs. There's no need for additional infrastructure, and complex tools can be wrapped in a way that makes them accessible even for part-time IT professionals.
A rapidly maturing cloud-based office suite, Zoho Business is a good choice for small organisations looking for an online alternative to Microsoft Office. However, there's still room for improvement.
As an occasional extra for users of Microsoft's desktop Office 2010 suite, Office Web Apps is just about acceptable. However, it requires further development if it's to become a workable standalone solution.
Fast deployment, browser-based management and the ability to protect any internet-connected Windows PC are the key selling points of this revamped hosted security service. It's Windows only and has one or two rough edges, but compares well with other small-business solutions.
<p> These days, there's increasingly little reason to use a traditional locally installed office suite. <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/productivity/0,1000001108,39284890,00.htm">Google Docs</a> and <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/productivity/0,1000001108,39284434,00.htm">Zoho</a>, for example, are both free and well-featured web-based suites — and both can be used offline, thanks to <a href="http://gears.google.com/">Google Gears</a>. Zoho is the most comprehensive suite of web-based applications for small businesses, and its flagship <a href="http://writer.zoho.com/home?serviceurl=%2Findex.do">word processor</a> recently received a major interface overhaul in its 2.0 incarnation. </p>
Google Docs is a fantastic free online application that offers some exciting features. However, by virtue of being an online application, users with a slow connection will experience lag, and Docs still doesn't contain enough functionality to be a replacement for today's mainstay office suites in most businesses.
<p> Over the past couple of years, AdventNet has launched a range of online applications and utilities, nearly all with APIs, under the <a href="http://www.zoho.com/">Zoho</a> banner. The company is steadily improving its large range of online products, making them a intriguing alternative to <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/productivity/0,1000001108,39286797,00.htm">Google Apps</a> on the one hand and <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/productivity/0,1000001108,39285683,00.htm">Microsoft Office</a> on the other. </p>
If you live in one of the many (mainly rural) parts of the country marked ‘here be no terrestrial broadband’ on the map, and you’re frustrated by that, then you’re likely to be interested in SatDrive from Interactive Satellite Services. Launched in September this year, the £14.99 a month SatDrive is a one-way service that provides download speeds of up to 4Mbps via a satellite link, but relies on a conventional upload link, or ‘back channel’, using a dial-up modem or ISDN connection. This makes it much cheaper than two-way satellite services such as BTopenworld’s Business 500, although it does mean that your Internet connection is severely asymmetric, will generally require a dedicated phone line, and isn’t ‘always on’ in the conventional sense.
OmniSky International, a partnership between US-based OmniSky Corporation and News International, will shortly launch its integrated wireless email and Web browsing service across Europe. In the UK, the company has been running a beta trial using Handspring's Visor and VisorPhone GSM add-on since February, and ZDNet UK has been evaluating the service on this platform for a month now. We have been impressed with OmniSky's usability, range of optimised content and, to a lesser extent, speed (it currently runs on a 9.6Kbit/s GSM network). You can still sign up for the beta program, and OmniSky is running a special introductory offer comprising a Visor Platinum, VisorPhone and three months' free service for £199 (ex. VAT).